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      Group appeals SC judge's refusal to block prayer

      GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - A group is appealing the refusal of a federal judge to stop Greenville County schools from holding events in churches.

      The Greenville News reported the American Humanist Association is appealing the decision by U.S. District Judge G. Ross Anderson Jr.

      Court records show the humanist group has filed notice of appeal with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va.

      The group wanted Anderson to block the school district from holding events at places of worship and allowing student-led prayers while its lawsuit proceeds.

      Anderson said last month the association's allegations lacked proof.

      The group sued earlier this year, seeking to stop Mountain View Elementary School from holding ceremonies in a chapel at North Greenville University, which is affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention.

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      Information from: The Greenville News, http://www.greenvillenews.com

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